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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,089Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$424K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
588 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$260K

2014

$343K

2015

$424K

2016

Number of Claims

4,863

2014

5,289

2015

6,089

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 523

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

100

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 489

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 481

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 342

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 340

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 334

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

ATENOLOL 286

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 272

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

XARELTO 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
PROPAFENONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on April 1, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.